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of an al qaeda attack. it reminds me of what happened in times square in 2010. it could end up being someone else but it has all the indicators of being an al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. >> reporter: for rebecca roach and all the runners who ran with full hearts and their loved ones who cheered them on it's so incomprehensible and so wrong. >> why? i don't understand. i can't find reason in it. >> reporter: so it was a day of heart break here in hostage and of heroism. bruce mendelson who is an army veteran was on the scene and responded. you were right at the finish line? >> i was in a post-race party at 667 boylston street on the third floor of a building. the first explosion knocked me off a couch on to the ground. i was with my brother who had just finished the marathon. i yelled at him to get all the people back away from the windows. and -- >> and you went down. >> he got people to the back of the building. i ran downstairs and came out on to a sheet of glass shards. there were blood smears on the sidewalk there were a lot of people with grievous lower body injuries. >
by a cell phone. >> but right now it has all the indicators and every aspect of being al qaeda or al qaeda affiliated attack. >> reporter: so far there are no suspects. though officials are tracking multiple persons of interest including a young man of middle eastern descent being treated at a local hospital. >> we're okay. >> reporter: at the white house presidenobama urged against a rush to judgment. not using the word terrorism. but he vowed justice for those responsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this. and we will find out who did this, we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: now cities across the country remain on high alert this morning for other possible attacks. officials advise if you see something, say something but they say the best advice is to keep living out your life. john and diana. >> all right, devin, always good advice, thank you from washington for us. >>> devin just touched on this big cities almost immediately went on high alert following the attack.
a pressure cooker bomb, including this detailed one posted in an al qaeda internet publication. april is also a month with significance for domestic terror groups. the month of the waco raid and the oklahoma city bombing. as president obama made clear today, there's still no evidence of who is responsible for this act of terrorism. >> this was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. >> reporter: the fbi agents tell us they have tons of video and somewhere in there will be a picture of the person who planted these two bombs, diane. >> speaking of pictures, i want to ask you about a photo that everybody was e-mailing today. it is a man standing up on top of a roof. you can move in there, you see it right there. what do you know about it? >> reporter: well, it's very intriguing, but authorities say they're giving it no special priority. it's one of many tips and leads they're following. they're really focusing on the person who had that unusually heavy black bag the day of theerates. >> as you said the stro
, martha, as brian said but doesn't seem to have the hallmark or clues that we normally associate with al qaeda. >> it doesn't. no one is claiming responsibility. they weren't enormous bombs but they are both like bombings in iraq and in afghanistan. those smaller bombs, and plus the 12 seconds apart. the two many bos, that's really a hallmark of somebody who knows what they're doing and they want to elicit maximum terror. think about the word terror with people here, innocence in their shorts and t-shirts and when i flew in last night, i was looking over the city and i thought, somewhere in that city is someone who just did a horrible, horrible thing. >> for you coming in last night, i was coming home while you reported from boston for many years, you know what this day, patriots' day means to the city. >> it is just the most wonderful coming together in this city. you know, this is a big city, but it really is a small town and i am already hearing terrible stories of people who have a friend of a friend who lost a leg. everybody, everybody in this town is going to be affected by this. t
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